RUCKER TAYLOR DAVIDSON - HEAD COACH
We want guys with a chip on their shoulder. Davidson has an incredible admissions process…they look at the high school transcript, peer and teacher recommendations, they place great emphasis on the student’s application. This process limits who we can realistically recruit. We’ve had applicants with exceptional ACT/SAT scores not get in because of weak rigor in their HS classes or a poor GPA. Some think that makes our situation tough, and it may to some extent. However, we are fortunate that this process tends to thin out those that are not self-motivated. It helps us find guys that show up every day looking to improve. Guys that are looking for a challenge. Guys that are not comfortable with being average. We want guys that fit that mold.
We want to get to know the athlete as a person. There are plenty of people that can play D1 baseball. We want the guys that fit at Davidson and want to be at Davidson and leave it a better school and program than it was when they arrived. We want guys to visit as much as possible during the process. We want to get to know the families if possible. We take an incredible amount of interest in what our current players say about a recruit…they are our best judges.